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On Anniversary of Refugee Ban, Activists Take to the Streets

Jan 29, 2018

A year after President Trump's first ban on refugees from entering the United States, activists in Washington, D.C. and New York City took to the streets to protest against discriminatory policies.

HIAS Named Among Grantees of Genesis Prize Foundation

Jan 17, 2018

HIAS will utilize the generous grant in honor of 2017 Genesis Prize Laureate Anish Kapoor to strengthen support for refugees.

Yaasir's Fight for Asylum Comes to an End​

Jan 04, 2018

"I lived through civil war, civil unrest, and clan disputes," Yaasir wrote. "I do not want this future for my children."

SLIDESHOW: Ohio Summer Camp Empowers Refugee Women and Children

Aug 25, 2017

For many Americans, summer camp means bunk beds, bonfires and bug spray. But a unique five-week day camp program in Toledo, Ohio has helped a group of recently resettled Syrian refugee women and children adjust to life in the United States.

Safe at Last: Yureli and Her Daughters Win Asylum

Jul 06, 2017

Yureli and her daughters won asylum on March 13, 2017, with pro-bono legal assistance from HIAS. “I felt free. I had happiness in my heart, and relief,” Yureli said.

From Credit Cards to Savings Accounts, Refugees Learn Financial Savvy from JFS Volunteers

Apr 19, 2017

“It seemed tailor-made, to do something that I would really enjoy and I could add value to,” said Fisher, who holds an MBA and a degree in accounting. “I thought it would be fun, and also very, very worthwhile.”

[VIDEO] In Buffalo, Deaf Refugees Find Hope

Mar 21, 2017

Our local partners at Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County have partnered with Deaf Access Services to support a community of Deaf refugees. Watch our new video.

AmeriCorps Volunteers Turn Their Attention Toward Refugees

Dec 05, 2016

Saba Al Tameemi came to Washington state with her husband and two children in October 2015. Just two months later, the 35-year-old Iraqi with a master’s degree in English and American Literature from the University of Baghdad began helping other newly arrived refugees achieve self-sufficiency.

After War, and Waiting, Syrian Refugees Find Welcome in Buffalo

Dec 01, 2016

The middle-aged man sat quietly in a nondescript refugee center conference room. On the table before him lay a hand-drawn illustration, a colorful, heartfelt expression of thanks to those who had helped his family reach safety after years of tragedy and trauma.

Voting for the First Time, Former Refugees Embrace Democracy

Nov 04, 2016

“We became refugees in the first place because there was no democratic process, no freedom. So how can you stay in your house and say your vote doesn’t count?”

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